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Chicago Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher Is Walking Without A Brace, Reemphasizes Desire To Play Week 1

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has reiterated that he hopes to return by the start of the regular season against the Indianapolis Colts.

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The NFL regular season is right around the corner, which means its time to for Chicago Bears fans to do all of the necessary rituals and whatever it takes to ensure linebacker Brian Urlacher stays healthy. They're just about a totally different team without him, and unfortunately, he's had a lot of injury issues over the last couple seasons.

So when it was announced that Urlacher had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday, the fanbase drew a collective breath. Initial reports stated that Urlacher would be able to return for the regular season and that the procedure was minor, but its likely there are still a few holding onto that last bit of air.

Urlacher had a conference on Thursday to address the issue and it's good news. The Northwest Herald's Twitter account, Bears Insider, had a couple of Tweets with quotes from Urlacher. The most notable was the one in which Urlacher says he feels good and is still on track for the Sept. 9 season-opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Tweet also reveals that Urlacher is walking without a brace, just two days after the procedure, which, according to a Tweet from Brad Biggs, was decided upon Monday night. Walking without a brace two days removed from the scope is definitely a good sign, given that the regular season is still over three weeks away at this point.

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